Penguin Young Readers Group

  • Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love this new story about the spunky little rascal with big ideas. The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home--or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! Dory is determined to behave like a "regular old girl who never gets in trouble," but on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she's not making it all up! Filled with plenty of funny pictures, this book bursts with charm and impudence, making this a must-read for the chapter book set.

  • Nancy and her friends, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a train ride home. Joanne lives at Red Gate Farm with her grandmother, but if they do not raise enough money to pay the mortgage, they will soon lose the farm! Nancy, Bess, and George decide to stay at Red Gate for a week as paying customers. Soon, they learn about the strange group of people who rent a cave on the property. They describe themselves as a nature cult called the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their group and helps to uncover a ring of counterfeiters in town!

  • Mystery and adventure follow the Bobbsey twins on their trip to Ocean Cliff. While searching for clams and driftwood on the shore, they find a mysterious message in a bottle. Will this clue help them rescue a little girl's father?

  • Bert has been selected to help the school principal run a small museum at the school. But on opening day, the museum's most valuable statue goes missing and the twins must help find it.

  • When a neighbor asks Nancy Drew to accompany her to an old uninhabited mansion, a new mystery opens ups, and danger lurks on the second floor. Nancy finds a witch tree symbol that leads her to Pennsylvania Dutch country in pursuit of a cunning and ruthless thief.
    The friendly welcome the young detective and her friends receive from the Amish people soon changes to hostility when it is rumored that Nancy is a witch! Superstition helps her adversary in his attempt to get her off his trail, but Nancy does not give up. Persistently she uncovers one clue after another.
    Nancy's intelligence and sleuthing ability finally lead to the fascinating solution of this puzzling case.

  • Bess and George invite Nancy on a trip to New Orleans, to help their relatives solve a mystery. Their uncle wants to restore an old showboat, the River Princess, but no one will go near it! Mysterious occurrences are making everything believe the boat is haunted. Can Nancy uncover the truth?

  • Gold! There are rumors that long ago a treasure was hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert. Nancy and her friends plan to join a dig sponsored by two colleges to hunt for the gold. Before she starts, the young sleuth receives an ancient stone table with petroglyphs on it. With this amazing clue, however, come a threat and danger from a thief who also wants the treasure. One harrowing adventure after another besets Nancy, Bess, George, Ned, Burt, and Dave in 102-degree temperatures as they pursue Nancy's hunches above and below ground. They are assisted by a fine woman and a young geology student, but both are unwilling participants in a strange plot. In the end Nancy and Ned nearly lose their lives, just after she has discovered the priceless hidden treasure of gold.

  • Nancy is asked to locate a stolen pearl necklace that is unusual and very valuable. She soon learns that strange and dangerous people are responsible for the theft. They harass her at home and intensify it when she and her father go to Japan, until they finally manage to kidnap Nancy and her friend Ned Nickerson when she returns to River Heights.
    Through clever sleuthing, Nancy is able to penetrate the rites of an amazing group of pearl worshippers, some of whose members are far from devout, and she uncovers underhanded dealings of certain employees of World Wide Gems, Inc., a tremendous international jewelry company. Readers will love accompanying Nancy, disguised as a Japanese girl, in this adventure in Tokyo.

  • Anglais Rise

    Andrea Cremer

    International bestselling author Andrea Cremer's sequel to Rift, a Nightshade novel.
    Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple faces relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira's ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences.
    Ember's deception offers the only change for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches' War.
    "Popular paranormal motifs abound: the medieval setting, the looming demonic threat, the portal to the netherworld, battles and dark, secret catacombs, not to mention the beginnings of the werewolves. Interesting characters populate the pages, all designed to keep fans glued to the book."--Kirkus Reviews

  • Steve Jobs, adoptado en la infancia por una familia en San Francisco, tuvo una vida llena de experiencia en solo cincuenta y seis cortos años. En este ¿Quién fue ... ? biografía , los niños aprenderán cómo su obsesión con las computadoras y la tecnología a una edad temprana lo llevó a co-fundar y dirigir Apple, además de convertir Pixar en un estudio de animación de vanguardia . Jobs dejó la universidad antes de graduarse y tomó medidas no convencionales en su camino hacia el éxito, pero inspiró a los mejores y los más brillantes que fuera con él y "cambiar el mundo".

  • Kate Folan comes from a family of werewolves. She'll only become fully 'wolf herself when she mates with a male werewolf. But she vows that will never happen. The last thing she wants is to give in to her evil heritage.
    Then she meets Tom Anderson. Tom is a wereling--a werewolf who retains his humanity even in his wolf form. He was "turned" by Kate's mother, who chose wisely. Tom and Kate can't help falling for each other. But if they give in to their feelings, Kate will become the thing she hates most. Unless they can find a cure. . . .

  • "Ford's The Cipher is a thrill-a-minute ride. A very cool read."--David Baldacci You think your emails are private?
    Your credit card number is secure?
    That stock trades, government secrets, and nuclear codes are safe?
    ...th1nk aga1n.
    Robert 'Smiles' Smylie is not a genius. He feels like he's surrounded by them, though, from his software mogul dad to his brainy girlfriend to his oddball neighbor Ben, a math prodigy. When Ben cracks an ancient, real-life riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he suddenly holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the world-'and Smiles finally has a chance to prove his own worth.
    Smiles hatches a plan to protect Ben from the government agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on his discovery. But as he races from a Connecticut casino to the streets of Boston, enlisting the help of an alluring girl, Smiles comes to realize the most explosive secrets don't lie between the covers of Ben's notebook-'they're buried in his own past.
    Eerily close to reality and full of shocking twists, this techno-thriller reveals how easily the private can become public, and just how dangerous it can be to encrypt our personal histories.

  • A dying girl gives a boy the strength to live in this lyrical novel that will break your heart and lift your spirit Peter Stone's parents and siblings are extroverts, musicians, and yellers--and the louder they get, the less Peter talks, or even moves, until he practically fits his last name. When his family moves to the Texas Hill Country, though, Peter finds a tranquil, natural valley where he can, at last, hear himself think.
    There, he meets a girl his age: Annie Blythe. Annie tells Peter she's a "wish girl." But Annie isn't just any wish girl; she's a "Make-A-Wish Girl." And in two weeks she will begin a dangerous treatment to try and stop her cancer from spreading. Left alone, the disease will kill her. But the treatment may cause serious, lasting damage to her brain.
    Annie and Peter hatch a plan to escape into the valley, which they begin to think is magical. But the pair soon discovers that the valley--and life--may have other plans for them. And sometimes wishes come true in ways they would never expect.

  • The true story of how Gumball Watterson and Penny Fitzgerald met!
    Gumball Watterson has had a tsunami-sized crush on Penny Fitzgerald ever since he set eyes on her. But just exactly when and where was that? This novel, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, gives readers the inside scoop and fun backstory about how and when this pair first met and their lives became forever entwined.

  • Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She's barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government's radar.
    Then her mother is arrested.
    The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it's where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.
    Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that's the plan. Until Phaet's logically ordered world begins to crumble...
    Suspenseful, intelligent, and hauntingly prescient, Dove Arising stands on the shoulders of our greatest tales of the future to tell a story that is all too relevant today.

  • Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret...
    But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own?
    When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It's up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate.
    But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she's ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion's silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area-'and eliminate life as they know it.
    In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, Sarah and the others must not only outrun the virus, but its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe every trace of it.

  • WHAT IF YOU BUILT A CONTINENT OF YOUR OWN? AND WHAT IF IT WAS ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH AUSTRALIA? Rick and Evie Lane have finally converted the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an eighth continent. But their dream of a new homeland for their family turns out to be short-lived. Because when robots from the villainous Condo Corp crash into their continent, a fatal oversight in the building process is revealed: the land mass was never anchored to the ocean floor! Now, the eighth continent is sent barreling toward the coast of Australia, thrusting Rick and Evie's dreams, 23 million people, and countless plants and animals into jeopardy. If Rick and Evie are ever to get their family back together and have a continent to run--and not run after--they must find a way to root their beloved paradise to the Earth's crust. Or else everything that they built will go pow like Pangaea! BUILD IT - RUN IT - RULE IT at 8thContinentBooks.com

  • Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al‚. She's pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al‚ is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he's got a crush on a boy. It's not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it's totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way.

  • A funny fantasy-adventure series for fans of LEMONY SNICKET, NEIL GAIMAN, and ADAM GIDWITZ Have you ever picked your nose? Have you ever picked your nose and EATEN IT? Have you ever picked your nose, eaten it, and, by doing so, opened a portal to a world run by PIRATES?
    Mabel Jones has.
    Kidnapped, Mabel is forced to serve aboard The Feroshus Maggot with the strangest crew youll ever meet. And the captain--an odious wolf named Idryss Ebenezer Split--wont let her go until she helps the pirates unlock the treasure they seek.
    Mabels voyage takes her across the Greasy Pole of Certain Death, into the belly of a whale, and underground to a decrepit crypt. And she does it allin pajamas!
    Read on if you dare. You are promised a most unlikely adventure.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Seven signs warned them. Now its time for Carbon County to fight back.
    In End Times, Daphne lost herself in love with Owen, only to discover the dark secret that puts Carbon County at ground zero for the end of days. . . .
    All thirteen of the Children of Earth have arrived and taken root in town. Together at last, they can perform the series of rituals necessary to awaken their father, a wrathful entity known as the God of the Earth.
    Daphne protects their identities from Pastor Ted and the God-fearing locals out of love and allegiance to Owen. But when people start disappearing from town and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, her allegiance--and even her love--is brought into question in this astonishing companion novel to End Times.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • To escape Blake Sutton's army at the end of the enthralling The Well's End, Mia and her friends jump into the newly gurgling fountain of youth and swim to its very bottom. When they resurface, an astounding world awaits them--an entire underground civilization of humans, the Keepers of the Well.
    But instead of finding a safe haven, Mia and her gang are quickly embroiled in a dangerous, high-stakes battle royale. If Mia wants to save everyone she loves and make it back home alive, she's got to get to the water's Source before Sutton and his troops, who are still hot on her trail.
    With new characters and new threats, Seth Fishman has upped the ante fantastically and delivers another tense, fast-paced adventure in a richly imagined world just below our feet.

  • The gripping finale to Kathy and Brendan Reichs' New York Times bestselling VIRALS series The Virals are back--but they're not the only pack in town anymore. Terminal finds Tory Brennan and the rest of the Morris Island gang tracking a pack of rogue Virals who call themselves the Trinity. The new pack was infected by a strain of supervirus created by Tory's nemesis and sometimes-crush, Chance Clayborne, who accidentally infected himself, too.
    These red-eyed Virals have openly challenged Tory's pack for domination of Charleston, and they'll stop at nothing to bring their rivals down--even if that means giving them up to a shadowy government agency intent on learning the secret to the Virals' powers. Surviving it all is going to test the limits of the gang's abilities.
    In the riveting conclusion to the Virals series, Tory and the others are nearing an impossible choice--and the ultimate showdown.

  • Stereotypes, sexuality, and destructive rumors collide in this smart YA novel for fans of Sara Zarr's Story of a Girl, Siobhan Vivian's The List, and E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.
    When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school's production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the play's critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca.
    Though "The Essential Five" vow never to date each other, Rebecca can't help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck. But the on and off-stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life-altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything...even if some of it is just make believe.

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